The best and oldest advice: swim near a lifeguard.
It was advice two Brooklyn victims failed to heed when they went swimming off the Long Island shore.
A Brooklyn man who was pulled from the water off Long Beach, Long Island, on Saturday night after being caught in a rip current has died, police said.
Nice weather is predicted for the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend across the Tri-State areas as people celebrate the final weekend of summer.
Swimmers and lifeguards are facing a high risk for rip currents along New Jersey beaches.
In Long Beach, the town deployed more than 100 beach patrol personnel Saturday to cover more than 4 miles of beach.
The Coast Guard said that strong currents in the Hudson River forced the gigantic Norwegian cruise liner to use more propulsion.
The National Weather Service on Monday issued a high surf advisory all along the New Jersey and New York coastlines.
Swimming has not been banned at any New Jersey beaches, but yellow flags have been posted at many sites to warn swimmers about the conditions.
The National Weather Service said swells kicked up by the storm were expected to build as the weekend progressed, and they could continue through Monday.
With the forecast calling for sunny and hot weather this weekend, local lifeguards may have a hard time keeping swimmers out of the water.
A Long Island swimmer drowned over the weekend after getting caught in a rip current, as remnants of tropical storm Colin are producing dangerous conditions that threaten our beaches – and beachgoers’ lives.